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Shackles??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Ktaco, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jul 16, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    Ktaco

    Ktaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be fabing up some shackles for my tacoma to give me another inch of lift in the back. Is it true that 2'' longer shackles yeild 1 '' of lift.

    The stock shackle lenght is approx 5 1/4'' so if I make the new ones 7 1/4 inches long that should give me a 1 inch lift increase right.

    I don't wanna make it to high, just enough to make the back level to the front.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    Your calculations are correct.

    Careful that you don't go overboard with a shackle lift without extending your bumpstops as well or you run the risk of negative-arching your springs. Just something to consider.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    Ktaco

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    Thanks for the reply. Good advice on the bumpstops. My springs are preety well anyway with 150 000 miles on them. The shackles are just to hold me over until I get some aftermarket spring packs.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    Post before and after shots when you're done. :thumbsup:
     
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